ANNA BOLENA by Gaetano Donizetti
Friday, February 28 at 7:30pm
SUNDAY, March 1 at 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom, The Engineers Club - 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21201
The performance will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Join us for a free pre-performance lecture 30 minutes before each performance.
The opera will run approximately 3 hours.
Gaetano Donizetti was particularly entranced with the Tudor period of English history, and its queens in particular. Anna Bolena, about King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn, was the first opera in the series referred to as "the Three Donizetti Queens." A powerhouse soprano role, Anna stands at the center of a whirlwind of intrigue, infidelity, and torture. She is betrayed by the King's appetites and the machinations of the men around her, and the opera documents Anna's inevitable progression to the Tower of London and her ultimate execution in true bel canto style.
Pre-show Dining at the Club – Open to All!
Need to eat before the opera? Dine at the mansion before the performance! Complete your BCO experience with a delicious dinner buffet preceding the opera on Friday, February 28th. $43 includes the full buffet, tax and gratuity. Make your reservations now and pay at the club when you dine. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to guarantee seating. Click HERE or call 443-445-0226 to secure your reservation.